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Would the owner of a white hovercar shaped like an egg please report to the front desk? Your car has been broken into. Repeat. Would the owner of a white hovercar shaped like an egg please report to the front desk? Your car has been broken in-- wait a minute, what the heck?!

Dr. Eggman, Sonic Colors (Wii)

The Egg Mobile (エッグモービル Eggu Mōbiru?), alternatively spelled as the Eggmobile,[1] and also known as the Egg-O-Matic,[2] the Robot-meister,[3] the Eggpod,[4] Eggman's Mobile,[5] the Eggman Mobile (エッグマンモービル[6] Egguman Mōbiru?) and the Flying Egg Craft,[7] is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a one-man, all-purpose capsule mecha[5] created and very frequently piloted by Dr. Eggman as a personal means of transportation and attack vehicle. The Egg Mobile can be fitted with a wide array of weapons and is known for its universal compatibility to combine with Eggman's various vehicles and creations and serves as well as an escape pod when they are inevitably defeated by Sonic the Hedgehog and/or his allies. Over the course of the series, the Egg Mobile has come in various designs.



There are various versions of the Egg Mobile, as its design varies from incident to incident. Universally, it is a small hovering craft with a very distinct egg-like shape. Other well known features of the Egg Mobile are black and yellow hazard stripes on the sides, a black circular hemispherical underside, rocket engines on the rear for propulsion and a small circular lamp on the front. The cockpit itself is seen to have a driving seat, a small windshield and the cockpit's control system.

Features and abilities

The Egg Mobile is capable of flight. It comes with its own equipment, which has changed from incident to incident: during the second part of the Angel Island incident, it was equipped with a large, orange-colored claw and two electrical cords; during the Chaos incident, it was able to release a sleeping gas; and during the Wisp incident, it had a small Mind Control Ray, although this was only used once. During the first part of the Angel Island incident and the Dark Gaia incident, it was shown that the Egg Mobile can resist hits from strong characters like Knuckles and Sonic the Werehog. It can even hover at speeds that rival Super Sonic's,[8] even while carrying heavy objects such as the Master Emerald.[9]

Perhaps the Egg Mobile's most notable feature is that it can be fitted with a seemingly endless amount of gadgetry, serving as the cockpit for these mechas. By modifying its attachments, it can travel across water, air, land, and even underground.[5] When its attached mechas are destroyed, the Egg Mobile and its user will inevitably emerge relatively unscathed from the wreckage.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)

The Egg Mobile attached to the Egg Wrecker, from Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit).

In Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit) and its various ports and remasters, the Egg Mobile is the hovercraft used by Dr. Robotnik throughout the game. Here, it is a hovering, gray pod, with its lower part being completely black. It has two yellow, mechanical feet for landing and a single headlight on the front. Each side of the Egg Mobile has air seals, small wings, horizontal black and yellow stripes and one motor behind the mobile which is protected from the top with yellow metal shield. It has a low windshield and a blue driving seat.

The Egg Mobile's add-ons are simply minor weapons on an otherwise unequipped Egg Mobile. The Egg Mobile is featured in the following levels:

The Egg Mobile also makes an appearance at the end of Robotnik's final confrontation in Final Zone. Robotnik used it as he attempted to escape quickly after Sonic had defeated him in the Egg Crusher. During this, the player can Spin Jump to damage the Egg Mobile, leading to Robotnik barely flying away in his own smoke. However, doing this is entirely optional and does not affect the rest of the game events that follow.

Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit)

Robotnik's submarine mobile at Bridge Zone, from Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit).

In Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit), the Egg Mobile is the vehicle used by Dr. Robotnik during most boss fights. It looks very similar to the Egg Mobile featured in Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit). Like in that game, the Egg Mobile features a variety of simple add-ons that vary depending on the battle. The game also features a submarine-type Egg Mobile twice, as its cockpit was replaced with a metallic shelter with two tubes of each side which fires small trios of energy balls, and a small window where Robotnik can see the outside. The Egg Mobile is featured below:

At the end of game, after Robotnik is defeated in Sky Base Zone, he will escape by teleporting to Green Hill Zone, where he will be piloting the Egg Mobile, only to get struck down by a spinning Sonic, who teleports above Robotnik's head, causing the hovercraft to slowly fall down and crash with Robotnik in it.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)

The Egg Mobile, from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit).

The Egg Mobile appears briefly in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit) as it is based on the original Egg Mobile from first game. It first appears at the intro of the game, where Robotnik kidnaps Tails with a yellow grabber attachment (which would later make infrequent appearances in the series).

It later appears at Act 3 of Under Ground Zone, where Sonic falls to the lava and Robotnik actually saves him with black claw that is set under the mobile (which later becomes horizontally rotating rotor), only to prevail upon the close of zone's boss, Pit Master. Robotnik then starts to fire bouncing bombs to Sonic from off-screen, which only explodes on Pit Master's mouth. At the end, Robotnik tries to drive towards Sonic but crashes on Pit Master, which finishes it off and Robotnik flies away with his Egg Mobile. The Egg Mobile does not appear in the game after this as the rest of the Master Robot series takes its place.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit)

Eggman's Mobile attached to the Egg Poison, from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit).

In Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit), its various ports and re-releases, the lock-on game Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the Egg Mobile, known as Eggman's Mobile[5] (エッグマンモービル[5] Egguman Mōbiru?, lit. "Eggman Mobile") in this game, was redesigned to look sleeker and more mechanical. The front of Eggman's Mobile is circular, with a small windshield. Each side of the hovercraft has horizontal black and yellow hazard stripes, oblique tail pipes that curve in the upper horizontal direction and small wings that has air seals under them and small motors behind them. Its back has a number plate reading "EGG". Eggman's Mobile has a circular back plate, which protects the cockpit from behind. The cockpit has a foot switch, steering wheel, and brown driving seat.

There are a few features that are rarely used in Eggman's Mobile. In Emerald Hill Zone, it has a helicopter's rotor blades which was used at the start of the Egg Drillster fight and when it escapes. Eggman's Mobile has forms featured below:

SegaSonic the Hedgehog

The Egg Mobile, from SegaSonic the Hedgehog.

The Egg Mobile appears briefly in SegaSonic the Hedgehog, sporting the design from first Sonic the Hedgehog game, minus the windshield.

It is seen at the title screen of game as Robotnik is flying in the background. Another time is at the small ending cutscene after the credits, where Robotnik flies in middle of the ocean until the Egg Mobile stops moving due to the lack of fuel and falls to the ocean with Robotnik screaming. Though, Eggman was planned to have modified the Eggmobile once again to be able to fly around on the ground throwing bombs.[10] This was ultimately not used in the final version.

Sonic the Hedgehog CD

In Sonic the Hedgehog CD, the Windows 95 version and the 2011 remaster, the Egg Mobile is lower and thinner at bottom. At the front, it has a gray Robotnik decal. It has four propulsion jets on it, one on its back and the other three on its underside, which activate and deactivate depending on which direction Robotnik is flying. Egg Mobile is featured in the following boss battles:

The Egg Mobile is featured once again in Stardust Speedway. As Sonic races Metal Sonic, Robotnik will follow behind with the Egg Mobile. Throughout the race, it will fire a downwards laser that will make the player lose a life when touched, regardless of Rings. When the player wins, Robotnik will deactivate the laser and retreat.

Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball

The Egg Mobile in Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball.

The Egg Mobile is featured at the Bonus Stage of the 16-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball, based on the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 design. At Bonus Stages, the player has to destroy all purple capsules behind the Egg Mobile with their pinball skills and then blow the mobile itself, leaving Robotnik fainted on ground. If you try to blow the Egg Mobile before blowing purple capsules, it will bounce the ball back. It is also the final weapon in the 8-bit version of Showdown.

Sonic Chaos

The cubic-shaped Egg Mobile appears in the intro and bad ending sequences of Sonic Chaos, as Dr. Robotnik away with the red Chaos Emerald in its grabber gadget. Sonic and Tails runs behind him, but he gets away. One of bosses, the Bouncy Boss Robot is basically an Egg Mobile which has a robotic Robotnik drone firing projectiles and bouncing towards the player. The Egg Mobile itself is seen again in Electric Egg Zone where has been modified into the game's final boss, The Laser Walker.

Sonic Drift series

Sonic Drift

Dr. Robotnik with the Eggman Mobile, modified into the Egg Typhoon, from Sonic Drift.

In Sonic Drift, the Egg Mobile is known as the Eggman Mobile (エッグマンモービル[6] Egguman Mōbiru?). In this game, it has been modified into the Egg Typhoon, which serves as Dr. Robotnik's personal racing vehicle.

Sonic Drift 2

In Sonic Drift 2, the Egg Mobile has an appearance loosely based on its incarnation from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. In this game, it has been once again modified into the Egg Typhoon, which serves as Dr. Robotnik's racing vehicle.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles

Robotnik in the Egg Mobile while stealing the Master Emerald, from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles.

The Egg Mobile makes an appearance in both Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and its add-on continuation Sonic & Knuckles with another different design. The Egg Mobile in these games is smaller and simplistic than earlier designs. This Egg Mobile doesn't have wings at all but instead has two tail pipes. The Egg Mobile's cockpit doesn't have a windshield at all and has a small yellow driving seat, which is supported by a pole behind it.

As the Egg Mobile is small, it has a tendency to use large armored shells that hide the hovercraft itself. The Egg Mobile also has its own gadgets as well. At certain times, the Egg Mobile has glass covers above the cockpit. In Hidden Palace Zone, Robotnik uses its yellow claw which is set beneath the mobile to steal the Master Emerald from the altar. When Knuckles tries to stop him, Robotnik releases two electric whips that are capable of delivering an electric shock.

Sprite of Egg Mobile with its grabber claw , from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles.

In addition to boss battles, the Egg Mobile has also been featured in some scenes as the Robotnik brings the sub-boss of Launch Base Zone to its place and releases for battle. At the end of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, after the first Launch Base Zone boss, Sonic or Tails can ride with an Egg Mobile which was parked right behind the boss fight to reach the relaunching Death Egg. The Egg Mobile has forms featured below:

The Egg Mobile wasn't featured at Death Egg Zone's second sub-boss, as Robotnik controls it from the other side of the tube. While playing as Knuckles, an Eggrobo usually takes Robotnik's place in the Egg Mobile until he and its mobile get destroyed by Mecha Sonic. While playing as Sonic (or Tails), Mecha Sonic uses the Egg Mobile twice in Sky Sanctuary Zone.

Knuckles' Chaotix

Several upgraded Egg Mobiles are used by Robotnik as bosses in the game.

Sonic 3D Blast

The Egg Mobile as featured in Green Grove Zone, from Sonic 3D Blast.

In Sonic 3D Blast, the Egg Mobile is featured in the third act of each Zone. It has simple design from previous games, while it is seen to have rocket engines on each side of the mobile and aiming down instead of back. The Egg Mobile is upgraded with small attachments or weapons. During the battle, the player has to reach on the cockpit in order to hit Robotnik and when the player does it couple of times, the glass dome above the mobile starts to breakage and worn out. The Egg Mobile has featured below:

Sonic Jam (

In Sonic Jam (, the Egg Mobile makes an appearance as Dr. Robotnik's hovercraft. In gameplay, the Egg Mobile is featured in the bosses below:

Sonic R

The Egg Mobile, from Sonic R.

In Sonic R, Dr. Robotnik uses a modified[11] Egg Mobile[12] as a racing vehicle. The Egg Mobile in this game has the appearance from Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit), without many extra details. To unlock Robotnik and his Egg Mobile, the player has to come in first place in the first four race courses.

In gameplay, the Egg Mobile has great steering, good acceleration and is able to hover above water, but it has low speed and no grip. Robotnik and his Egg Mobile's main weapon in the game is the homing missile, which the player can fire by pressing the A, C, or Y button when the target reticle is green. To lock onto the target, the player has to aim precisely. It also takes ten Rings from the player's score and has brief recharge after launching the homing missile.

Sonic Adventure

The Eggmobile, from Sonic Adventure.

In Sonic Adventure, its remake Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut and the 2010 remaster, the Egg Mobile is spelled as the Eggmobile.[13] In these games, it retains its basic design, although it has been updated to look more like a semi-realistic functional vehicle. The most notable change is the trio of thrusters positioned behind the seat. The Eggmobile appears multiple times throughout all the playable characters' storylines as Eggman's means of transportation.

The Eggmobile spewing gas, from Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut.

During the games, the Eggmobile shows a wide variety of new features. This includes abducting objects from below, an extendable built-in claw equipment used to grab items, and purple sleeping gas that can be released from the hovercraft's front.

Eggman pilots the Eggmobile on multiple occasions during most characters' stories:

  • In Sonic's storyline, Eggman first uses the Eggmobile to show off near Tails's Work Shop at the Mystic Ruins, where he fights Sonic using the Egg Hornet modification. After being defeated, Eggman uses a built-in claw to snatch the purple Chaos Emerald from Tails' hands and flee with it. Upon completing Casinopolis, the player is taken to a cutscene where Eggman releases sleeping gas from the Eggmobile to snatch another Chaos Emerald from Sonic and Tails. Later, the doctor pilots the Eggmobile to abduct two Chaos Emeralds following Sonic's encounter with Knuckles. After said encounter, he uses the Eggmobile to go to the Egg Carrier. Eggman subsequently uses the Eggmobile multiple times at the Egg Carrier, such as when he sends E-102 Gamma to fight Sonic, and during the Chaos 6 battle, after which he uses the hovercraft to escape from the falling Egg Carrier. At Final Egg, Eggman uses the Eggmobile one last time to pilot the Egg Viper to fight Sonic, only to be defeated. At the ending cutscene, the Eggmobile is used by Eggman to flee from the Mystic Ruins.
  • During Tails' storyline, the Eggmobile is used once again by Eggman at the Mystic Ruins to battle Tails with the Egg Hornet. After his defeat, he uses the built-in claw to snatch the purple Chaos Emerald from Tails and flee with it. He later pilots the hovercraft to knock Sonic and Tails out with sleeping gas outside of Casinopolis, and to get two Chaos Emeralds after Tails' battle with Knuckles. After said encounter, he uses the Eggmobile to go to the Egg Carrier. He would use the Eggmobile again at Station Square, where he had a race against Tails, after which he attached the Eggmobile to the Egg Walker, only to be defeated once again.
  • In Amy's storyline, the Eggmobile is briefly seen at the Egg Carrier, where Eggman pilots it to send E-102 Gamma to fight Sonic.
  • In Big's story, Eggman pilots the Eggmobile before the battle against Chaos.
  • In Gamma's story, Eggman pilots the Eggmobile onboard the Egg Carrier when he sends the robot to fight Sonic.
  • In Super Sonic's story, Eggman pilots the Eggmobile at the Mystic Ruins while cursing Sonic, before reuniting with Chaos. However, near the Altar of Emerald, he would be knocked out of the Eggmobile, presumably by Chaos, where he and the hovercraft would lie near the Master Emerald alongside Knuckles. After recovering, Eggman flees with the still-functional Eggmobile. Later, when Perfect Chaos blows the Egg Carrier 2 up, the Eggmobile and Eggman would fly away by the explosion. After Super Sonic defeats and neutralizes Perfect Chaos, Eggman flees in his hovercraft.

In gameplay, the Eggmobile is featured in the following boss fights:

In addition to all these appearances, similar-looking Eggmobile models appear at the Captain Room in the Egg Carrier.

Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure

The Egg Mobile in Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure comes in two different designs throughout the game. The Egg Mobile's first design resembles the one it had in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and can be seen as a part of the boss vehicles at the end of each Zone's second act. This design for the Egg Mobile is last seen in Aquatic Relix when Eggman steals the Chaos Emeralds from Sonic's hands and then flies to Gigantic Angel Zone.

At the end of the game, the Egg Mobile in the final vehicle of Last Utopia Zone has the design it had in the original Sonic the Hedgehog. In the regular ending, Eggman tries to escape in the Egg Mobile, but Sonic's final Spin Jump blows up the Egg Mobile and send it falling down to Earth. If the player got all the Chaos Emeralds in the game, however, Eggman flies away in his Egg Mobile to his final weapon at Chaotic Space Zone. After the battle, Super Sonic gives the finish move and Eggman flies down to Earth with a exploding Egg Mobile. The Egg Mobile boss battles are remarkably similar to the following boss machines:

Sonic Adventure 2

Main article: Eggwalker

The Eggwalker, from Sonic Adventure 2.

In Sonic Adventure 2, where Dr. Eggman is playable, he rides a modified Egg Mobile, which has become a "chicken walker" mech called the Eggwalker. It has a pair of backward-jointed legs added, a machine gun to one side and a rocket launcher perched above Eggman's head. The two battles against Eggman are fought against this mode.

The traditional flying Egg Mobile appears only during the introduction cutscene of Knuckles and Rouge. In it, he once again uses a yellow claw in an attempt to take the Master Emerald. While Knuckles manages to break the Master Emerald into shards at the time, Eggman escapes back to the pyramid base.

Sonic Advance series

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The Egg Mobile reprised its role from the classic games in all three Sonic Advance titles. The Egg Mobile in the first two Sonic Advance titles is rather small with a small windshield and two red and grey colored rocket engines on each side of its back. When the Egg Mobile turns around, it is shown having small pipes with blue fire coming out on the Egg Mobile's downside.

At the end of Neo Green Hill Zone Act 2 in Sonic Advance, the player first encounters Eggman on his Egg Mobile. After each boss fight, Eggman can be seen flying away in his Egg Mobile. In X-Zone, the Egg Mobile is given its design from the original Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The Egg Mobile in Sonic Advance is featured below:

In Sonic Advance 2, the Egg Mobile once again resumed its role from the classic games, functioning as an escape vehicle for Eggman. The Egg Mobile is featured below:

The Egg Mobile in Sonic Advance 3.

In Sonic Advance 3, the Egg Mobile is given slightly different design, having more jet plane-looking appearance with two rocket engines and small red lower wing at the Egg Mobile's bottom. It once again reprises its role from the classic games and during the boss battles, Gemerl merges together with the Egg Mobile to be a part of Eggman's machines until the end of the game. Egg Mobile is featured below:

In the bad ending, the characters destroys the Eggman's Egg Mobile after the final boss, sending it plummeting down, while in the good ending (if the player has got all the Chaos Emeralds), Super Sonic and Eggman teams up against the Ultimate Gemerl at Nonaggression, where the only thing that can damage Ultimate Gemerl is the Tag Action with Eggman where Super Sonic load and fires Eggman in his Egg Mobile into the eye of Ultimate Gemerl to open its eye for Super Sonic to damage it. After the battle, Eggman carries the tired Super Sonic back to the Emerald Altar and flies away with the Egg Mobile, as Tails mentions about it to Sonic.

Sonic Pinball Party

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In Sonic Pinball Party, the Egg Mobile appears above one of the Chao holes on the Sonic Board in Egg Mode. To go to the next stage Eggman must be defeated by putting the pinball in the hole a set number of times. During the game, the Egg Mobile is seen to have similar appearance from original Sonic the Hedgehog.

Sonic Heroes

"Eggman" in the Egg Mobile, from Sonic Heroes.

The Egg Mobile makes another appearance in Sonic Heroes where is mainly piloted by Neo Metal Sonic under the disguise of Dr. Eggman.

In this game, the design of the Egg Mobile is drastically changed; the main difference is that it no longer has engines in the back, but instead has some kind of propulsion system located at its bottom where ring-shaped beams are constantly being dissipated from it. This design has only appeared in two games (Sonic Heroes and Shadow the Hedgehog) and has since been replaced with the design that was reused from Sonic Adventure.

Throughout the game, the Egg Mobile is seen being attached to a larger battle mech three times for a boss battle; in the first two battles, Neo Metal Sonic manages to escape from destroyed battle mech at the end of fight. It is also seen in the background during Robot Carnival and Robot Storm where Neo Metal Sonic is commanding his troops. The Egg Mobile is featured below:

Sonic Battle


In Sonic Battle, the Egg Mobile is only seen during the fight against Eggman on Death Egg's battle arena in the final story of the game. In this game, the Egg Mobile is mostly colored red with a black hemispherical underside and two cannons on each side.

During the battle against Eggman in the Egg Mobile, Eggman has five lives. In battle, Eggman fires numerous missiles all over the place which can knock the player into the air, which the player can avoid by running around the wide arena. Eggman can also drop exploding bombs below the Egg Mobile. When knocked into the air, the Egg Mobile slowly lands back down. When the Egg Mobile gets destroyed, it explodes and causes damage to Emerl if he is too close to Eggman.

Shadow the Hedgehog

The Egg Mobile in Shadow the Hedgehog features the same design it had in Sonic Heroes and is seen being piloted by Eggman. The Egg Mobile is only seen twice in the cutscenes in the game, namely in those before starting Cryptic Castle and Iron Jungle, where Eggman is seen giving commands to Shadow Androids from the Egg Mobile. It is also used to pilot the Egg Breaker or the Egg Dealer.

Sonic Rush series

Aesthetic differences of Dr. Eggman's (left) and Eggman Nega's Egg Mobiles (right), from Sonic Rush.

In both Sonic Rush and Sonic Rush Adventure, the Egg Mobile was the featured vehicle for both Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega, with each of them having their own Egg Mobile. In these games, the design of the Egg Mobile is recycled from Sonic Adventure and the only difference between Eggman and Eggman Nega's Egg Mobile is their color schemes; Dr. Eggman's Egg Mobile is grey and yellow, while Eggman Nega's mobile is yellow and red.

In Sonic Rush, both Eggman and Eggman Nega used their Egg Mobiles as cockpits in their larger mechs for boss battles by attaching them to these machines and the only weak point of these machines are the Egg Mobiles' glass dome. Once these machines are defeated, Eggman and his Egg Mobile gets kicked away by Blaze the Cat (if fighting them for the first time) or escape from the battle with the Egg Mobile in a poor condition. One of the doctors is also seen watching the fierce battle between Sonic and Blaze from the Egg Mobile in the background. Despite not taking part in the fight, the doctor (depending on the player's character) strangely flees away in the Egg Mobile in the same manner of that in the previous boss fights. Either one of the doctors' Egg Mobile is featured below:

In one of the last single cinematic cutscene in Sonic Rush Adventure, Eggman is seen flying in the Egg Mobile alongside the Egg Wizard, before he and Eggman Nega both start using the Egg Wizard to go after the Power of the Stars).

Sonic Riders series

The Egg Mobile, from Sonic Riders.

The Egg Mobile in Sonic Riders and Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity uses its design from Sonic Adventure. In Sonic Riders, it is seen being used when Eggman visits on the Babylon Rogues' hideout and when he uses the grabber attachment to snatch the key to Babylon Garden away from Jet's hand and flies to the risen Babylon Garden with Egg Mobile (while in the next cutscene when Sonic and co. finds out Eggman at the Babylon Garden, he has switched his transportation vehicle from Egg Mobile to E-Rider). In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Eggman is briefly seen piloting it while being chased by Babylon Rogues' airship, after Sonic and co. finds out the truth about the Arks of the Cosmos at Gigan Rocks or (in the Babylon's story's case) the Babylon Rouges discovered that Eggman has stolen the Arks of the Cosmos and takes off in the Egg Mobile, with the Babylon Rouges' airship following right behind it.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

The Egg Mobile, from Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).

In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), the Egg Mobile features a design completely different from all its other known game appearances. In this game, it is a completely gray/silver vehicle that is shaped as a long oval and is big enough to walk at least 20–30 feet on. Another huge difference is that this Egg Mobile has two large detachable and remotely controlled hands that Eggman uses at numerous times throughout the story of the game to kidnap Elise.

The only time when Egg Mobile is ever show being utilized in combat is when it attached itself to the Egg Wyvern, the final boss in the Sonic's story. During the fight, the arm parts on the Egg Mobile can chang into laser cannons. Occasionally, the player has to hit Egg Mobile's cockpit when the Egg Wyvern's upper part opens and Eggman charges the laser cannons, which can be used to reach the cockpit with the Homing Attack. After the battle, the Egg Mobile is destroyed along with the Egg Wyvern, while Eggman escapes as the Egg Mobile seat is ejected from the Egg Mobile, and spins off into the clouds after ricocheting off one of the detached arms.

Sonic Rivals 2

In Sonic Rivals 2, Eggman Nega, under the disguise of Dr. Eggman, pilots the Egg Mobile as a part of almost every boss vehicle in the game. The Egg Mobile can be briefly seen when the player destroys one of the bosses as it flies away.

The design of his Egg Mobile in this game is drastically different from its previous designs. It has a tubular design with four rocket engines aiming down at the Egg Mobile's sides. To defeat a boss machine, the player usually has to hit the machine's glass dome six times before the rival character does it. The Egg Mobile is featured below:

Sonic Unleashed

In Sonic Unleashed, the Egg Mobile received another new design. The design of this Egg Mobile features the traditional black and yellow hazard stripes on the sides of the Egg Mobile and two back engines with an extra one set on the black hemispherical underside that can fold out. The front of the Egg Mobile has large a bolt on both the center's sides and two different sized glass lamps along the center. It also has a windshield and a retractable glass-like dome to protect Eggman during space travels and his battles against Sonic. Notably, the Egg Mobile is also given a detailed interior, featuring a plush seat for Eggman to sit in while piloting it and two handles for piloting it. This design has since then been the most recent and recurring design for the Egg Mobile.

In the beginning of Sonic Unleashed, Eggman piloted a large prototype mech from his Egg Mobile, which had been attached to the mech, and engaged with it in battle with Sonic when he arrived on the central battleship of the spacial Eggman Fleet. After being defeated by Super Sonic, Eggman escaped in the Egg Mobile to the Chaos Energy Cannon, while Super Sonic chased him through his space armada. At the Chaos Energy Cannon, Eggman got to the main room of the cannon, while tumbling out of the Egg Mobile after losing the control while Super Sonic arrived. When Eggman tricked Super Sonic into the center of the cannon and used him to awaken Dark Gaia, Eggman sought refuged inside the Egg Mobile again before opening a window into space, throwing Sonic the Werehog out of the Chaos Energy Cannon.

After that, Eggman is seen using the Egg Mobile as his main transporting vehicle in several of the cutscenes through the game. The Egg Mobile is featured below, though in Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version, Eggman is replaced with Little Fighters piloting the Egg Devil Ray and the Egg Lancer:

After Sonic defeated the Egg Dragoon and ended up in the center of the Earth, Dark Gaia appeared and Eggman, in the Egg Mobile, commanded it to destroy Sonic and Chip, only to get smashed away and sent to the surface of the Earth. At the end of the game, Eggman and Orbot had crashed in a deserted rocky land with his Egg Mobile.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4

The Egg Mobile's design, from Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I.

The Egg Mobile in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I has a slightly different design that looks similar to one it had in the original Sonic the Hedgehog. It has more of a white color scheme, longer wings on the sides and its hemispherical underside function as hatch. It also has a heavier pilot seat in the cockpit. During the the game, the Egg Mobile mostly adapts Dr. Eggman's old inventions from the original Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with new strategies. The Egg Mobile is featured below:

The Egg Mobile in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II looks the same as it did in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, but has gotten a few new inventions to adapt itself with. The Egg Mobile also shows new ways to merge with Eggman's creations (for example by using a magnet add-on that can be used to fuse scrap metal into a robot). At some point during the Sky Fortress Zone, Eggman rejected the Egg Mobile and used a rocket pod to travel to the Death Egg mk.II, were he has another Egg Mobile ready. In the Death Egg mk.II Zone, Metal Sonic and Eggman in his Egg Mobile teams up to fight Sonic and Tails. The Egg Mobile is listed below:

Sonic Colors

In the Wii version of Sonic Colors, and its remaster Sonic Colors: Ultimate, the Egg Mobile has the same design from Sonic Unleashed, though it now features an engraving of the doctor's face on the back. In this game, Eggman only uses it as his main method of transport, aside from piloting the Nega-Wisp Armor. In the mid-point of the game, Eggman also installed the Egg Mobile with a mind control beam when attempting to ambush Sonic, but Tails pushed Sonic out of the way, making it brainwashed him instead. It ran out of Hyper-go-on power before a fight could start, however, resulting in Eggman's retreat. After his defeat against Sonic in the Nega-Wisp Armor, Eggman was unable to control the damaged Egg Mobile as he was sucked into black hole. After the black hole was stopped, Eggman, in his Egg Mobile, was pushed forward by Orbot and Cubot in space to prepare his revenge at Sonic. The Egg Mobile was also alluded to in the Tropical Resort level during gameplay via one of Eggman's recordings. He tries to contact for the owner of a "white hovercraft shaped like an egg" as it was being broken into, only to react with surprise, apparently realizing that it was the Egg Mobile that was being broken into.

Sonic Generations

In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, the Egg Mobile is seen only in cutscenes. It features the same design it had in Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors.

After the Death Egg Robot battle, Classic Eggman's Egg Mobile briefly appears before the Time Eater abducted him. As Classic and Modern Sonic and Classic and Modern Tails confront the Time Eater in the Center of Time, Classic and Modern Eggman revealed themselves as the masterminds behind the Time Eater, both of them sitting in their Egg Mobiles which are connected to the head of the Time Eater. After the Time Eater is defeated, both Eggmans lose their Egg Mobiles.

Sonic Lost World

In the Wii U version, the PC version and Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Lost World, the Egg Mobile features the same design it had from Sonic Unleashed. At the beginning of the games, the Egg Mobile was carrying a Capsule that hangs suspended from its underside by the claw through the sky. After discovering that Sonic and Tails on the Tornado were chasing after them, Eggman drops the Capsule and shoots to the Tornado using a beam gun. The Egg Mobile is later seen when Sonic found Eggman at Windy Hill, who then introduced the Deadly Six and commanded Zazz to get rid of him.

Later at Desert Ruins, Eggman, in the Egg Mobile, scolded the Deadly Six for their failures, before Sonic managed to kick the Cacophonic Conch from Eggman's far away, thus freeing the Deadly Six from Eggman's control. The Deadly Six then hijacked the present Badniks and ordered to fire on Sonic and Eggman, while Zazz attacked the Egg Mobile before Zomom smashed it into the ground, forcing Eggman and his lackeys to abandon it. At the end of the game, Eggman managed to get another Egg Mobile and attached it to his Eggrobo in Lava Mountain for his battle with Sonic, but was defeated once more.

Sonic Runners series

Sonic Runners

The Egg Mobile makes an appearance in Sonic Runners, where it retains its design from the recent games. The only difference between them is that this Egg Mobile is smaller. Throughout the game, Dr. Eggman uses it as his main transportation to move between his animal capturing operations. Originally, Eggman is only seen piloting the Egg Mobile until the version 2.0 of the game, where a pile of Rings were added to its cockpit.

During the game, the Egg Mobile functions as a sub-boss in every Zone, each time when the player has run over certain amount of meters (500m, 1,800m or 3,500m). After the playable character reaches the Egg Mobile, Eggman starts dropping bouncy Spring-gadgets beneath the vehicle. The player has to jump over them as touching them bounces the playable character into the mid-air and makes them defenseless when Eggman speeds towards him. When the player hits the Egg Mobile using Spin Jump, Eggman becomes stunned, moves further ahead and will drop Rings, Super Rings and even Red Star Rings. Eggman will then repeat the same pattern for rest of the time until getting hit again.

This sub-boss has a time limit for how long the player can battle him. When the time runs out or if the Egg Mobile moves off-screen, Eggman flies away and drops a Bomb that will explode and then transport the player to the next segment.

Eggman on his Egg Mobile also appear as a boss at the end of several episodes. These encounters are slightly different in comparison to sub-boss battles and the player has to defeat the boss in order to continue the game. The Egg Mobile battles are as listed below:

Sonic Runners Adventure

In Sonic Runners Adventure, the Eggmobile's design is virtually identical to the one it had in the original Sonic the Hedgehog. During the game, the Egg Mobile only appears during the boss battles at the end of each chapter, where it conduct battles in ways that are reminiscent of the Iron Ball Eggmobile from Sonic Runners.

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

In Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, the Egg Mobile appears as the vehicle driven by Dr. Eggman on the tracks. It can use the Rocket Boost power-up after picking it up from an Item Box.

Sonic Forces

In Sonic Forces, the Egg Mobile mostly appears in cutscenes. When Classic Sonic encountered Eggman talking with Infinite, he waited for Infinite to leave, and lunged at Eggman, striking the hull of the Egg Mobile. Annoyed by his sudden arrival, Eggman uncharacteristically attempted to retreat in order to resume his rounding up the Resistance, only for Classic Sonic to give chase, forcing Eggman to personally take a stand against his eternal nemesis.

It was then that the Egg Mobile is used as an attack vehicle when Classic Sonic briefly fights him in Green Hill. The fight behaves similarly to their very first encounter, except instead of a wrecking ball, he uses a buzzsaw blade attached to a chain. Classic Sonic managed to destroy the chained buzzsaw attached to the Egg Mobile, only to find that Dr. Eggman had been prepared for that eventuality. Remotely calling out the Egg Dragoon, Eggman used the Egg Mobile to pilot the Egg Dragoon.

After the Egg Dragoon was destroyed, Eggman, still inside the Egg Mobile, was sent flying to another part of Green Hill, where Eggman revealed his plan, and pointed out that the Resistance had three days before the plan would succeed. He said this whilst struggling to get the Egg Mobile's thrusters back online, which he eventually succeeded in doing, before promptly taking off.

At the end of the game, Eggman used the Egg Mobile to pilot the Death Egg Robot in Eggman Empire Fortress for a battle with Sonic, Classic Sonic, and the Avatar.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Egg Mobile sports the same design it had in the original Sonic the Hedgehog. In this game, it appears at the end of the first and third levels of the Tokyo Sky Flight minigame, attached to the Egg Mobile-H and Flying Eggman respectively.

In other media


Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

Dr. Robotnik in his Egg-O-Matic, from "Super Special Sonic Search & Smash Squad".

In the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog television series, the Egg Mobile is referred to as the Egg-O-Matic. Its design is based on the Egg Mobile in the original Sonic the Hedgehog, particularly on how it appeared in the Marble Zone. Like in the games, it is Dr. Robotnik's personal vehicle which he treasures with the outmost affection. It can also be attached with side carts to provide seats for Scratch and Grounder.

Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie

The Egg Mobile, from Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie.

In Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie, Dr. Robotnik uses a different hovercraft which goes unnamed. This vehicle is drastically different from the classic Egg Mobile, featuring a purple color scheme, a front resembling a face, and pronounced rocket engines on both sides. It is also equipped with a missile launcher that shoots animal-shaped projectiles.

Sonic X

Main article: Egg Mobile (Sonic X)

The Egg Mobile, from "Chaos Emerald Chaos".

In Sonic X, a few alterations were made to the Egg Mobile. It retains its spherical shape, but unlike the more recent Egg Mobile designs it has small red wings. There is also a long red spike at the bottom that is surrounded by a circle shaped hole. Both were made for unknown reasons, although they could be used to maintain flight as there are no thrusters on this Egg Mobile. Missiles and lasers are located in the body of the craft instead of being released by accessories. It also has a grabber function to snatch Chaos Emeralds.

Sonic Boom

Egg Mobile, from "Dude, Where's My Eggman?".

In the Sonic Boom series, the Egg Mobile is named the Eggmobile. In this media, it is the personal vehicle of Dr. Eggman. The vehicle possesses a black and white color scheme, as well as a cyan headlight on the front and a pink windshield. It is also equipped with various gadgets and weapons, most of which includes laser cannons. Smaller side passenger carts for Orbot and Cubot can also be connected to the Eggmobile.

Books and comics

Sonic the Comic

Main article: Flying Egg

The Flying Egg, from Sonic the Comic #1. Art by Anthony Williams.

In the Sonic the Comic series and its spin-offs published by Fleetway Editions, the Egg Mobile is called the Flying Egg. Just like in the games, it is Dr. Robotnik's one-man, multi-purpose vehicle for transport and combat. It is armed with various tools and devices. The appearance of the vehicle has varied from story to story though, and it has sometimes been modified by Robotnik himself.

Archie Comics

The Egg Mobile, from the Sonic the Hedgehog #275.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Egg Mobile was the personal vehicle of Dr. Ivo Robotnik and later of his successor, Dr. Eggman. As the doctor continued expanding his schemes and participated less on the battlefield though, the Egg Mobile would fade out of use and be handed over to the Dark Egg Legion. After recovering from insanity however, Eggman began making use of the Egg Mobile again, even incorporating into his seat of power.

After the universe was recreated by the Super Genesis Wave, the Egg Mobile's history became virtually identical to its game counterpart.

Golden Books

Main article: Hover-Matic

IDW Publishing

Main article: Egg Mobile (IDW)

Eggman in his Egg Mobile, from Sonic the Hedgehog #32.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Egg Mobile is the personal, multi-purpose vehicle of Dr. Eggman, whho uses it as his personal vehicle and command module for his mechas (and escape pod in the event of defeat). It borrows its game counterpart's design from Sonic Unleashed, and Its history is virtually identical to its game counterpart's, up until after the events of Sonic Forces. It is also equipped with a variety of weapons. During the Metal Virus pandemic, the Egg Mobile was destroyed during a battle with Sonic, but Eggman soon rebuilt it and used it to pilot his Giga Omega and other mechas.



Main article: Eggpod (Paramount)

The Eggpod, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

In the Sonic the Hedgehog film series produced by Paramount Pictures, the Egg Mobile is referred to as the Prototype or the Eggpod. This Egg Mobile is quite different from most other versions of the vehicle. In this media, it looks like a military aircraft that has a modern and futuristic look, with an egg-shaped cockpit and two floats (one on each side). It possesses a white and black color scheme, as well as hazard stripes on the sides. It is also energized by one of Sonic's quills, allowing it to keep up with Sonic's speed. The Eggpod is also equipped with an interface which Dr. Robotnik uses to control his Badniks, as well as a large assortment missile launchers, laser-targeting, and a laser cannon. The Eggpod serves as Dr. Robotnik's personal vehicle at the end of the movie. Eventually though, the Eggpod was destroyed by Sonic, and it and Robotnik got sent to the Mushroom Planet. Robotnik would later acquire a new personal vehicle with black and white armor and a red lamp in the center that is reminiscent of the Egg Mobile from the mainline Sonic games.


  • The spelling "Eggmobile" originated from a track title called "ENEMY: Eggmobile 2 & 3" from the Sonic Adventure Sound Test, but it has been used as late as Sonic Lost World when the game is set to other languages besides English and Japanese. The name "Eggmobile" was first used in the Sonic Boom series before being introduced in the game canon in Sonic Runners.
  • During many CGI cutscenes of Sonic Unleashed, Eggman has a Dreamcast lying in the pilot seat of the Egg Mobile's cockpit. There are also two Dreamcast games to be seen, one including the modified Sonic Adventure cover featuring Eggman instead of Sonic and the second game's cover shows artwork of another Sonic Team game NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams.
  • In Sonic Unleashed and later games, the Egg Mobile has a main button with seven lights on the sides which each have the colors of the Chaos Emeralds.
  • In Sonic Mania, one of the four Egg-Robos during the boss battle with the Heavy Gunner in Studiopolis Zone Act 1 will be piloting a larger helicopter-like vehicle loosely based on the classic Egg Mobile. Many design elements that this vehicle has in common with the Egg Mobile include its shape and helicopter attachment seen from the Egg Mobile design in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and a pair of mechanical feet featured in the Egg Mobile in Sonic the Hedgehog (1991).
  • The Egg Mobile appears in LEGO Dimensions with a few notable design differences. It has two robotic arms protruding from it at all times, and the headlight has been replaced with a compartment used to store the Keystone Device that Dr. Eggman uses in the Level Pack. It is also much larger than usual to accommodate Eggman's "big figure" proportions.


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